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UK travel green list review

UK travel firms report sales boom after green list review

Optimism over foreign travel was boosted following the green list review announcement, with popular European holiday destinations making a feature. Holiday hotspots such as Canada, Cuba, France, Greece, Italy and Spain feature on the "amber" list. Unlike UK tourists returning from green list countries...
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UK Foreign Office reveals travel green list for May 17th

The Foreign Office has amended advice for travel abroad in 2021, taking into account the improving coronavirus developments in countries worldwide. Airlines welcome news that British holidaymakers will be allowed to travel to Europe this summer. The UK declares Portugal, Greece, Israel and Spain safe.

UK vaccine rollout and reopening plans could underpin GBP

According to a recent news report, the UK currency could rediscover its vaccine-fuelled rally this month amidst robust supplies and a push to administer second doses to priority groups.
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COVID-19: UK in the final fight against the pandemic

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said that Britain is in the "last lap" of its fight against the coronavirus. His comments come ahead of plans for the next round of lockdown easing to commence on May 17th.
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England to make vaccine passports available through NHS app

Brits to find out which holiday destinations will make the green list in two weeks! England will make vaccine passports available through an NHS app. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the UK government is working with its international partners on a global system to allow Brits travelling abroad to demonstrate whether they've been vaccinated or tested.
UK Aviation leaders warn against travel restrictions

Airline fees could increase to counter COVID losses

Heathrow Airport makes a bid to UK regulators to hike airline and landing fees. British Airways CEO says cost-cutting days are over for airlines, CEO Sean Doyle announced earlier this week that now is not the time to introduce cost-cutting measures if airlines want to remain competitive within the travel industry.
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Vaccinated Americans can travel to Europe this summer

The EU is in talks with the USA over vaccine passports to allow travel between America and Europe. Brits react to UK-US travel corridor rumours. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently said that COVID vaccine passports are forthcoming. He hopes to allow international travel from...

Pills to Reduce COVID Symptoms to be Available by Autumn

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed plans to launch a COVID pill to reduce coronavirus symptoms and speed up recovery in time for this Autumn. The COVID pill will come in capsule or tablet form and looks to reduce symptoms and prevent the development of coronavirus at home, preventing the need to...
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What Does Coronavirus Lockdown Mean for People Living Abroad?

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Whilst the overall global picture is improving, coronavirus lockdowns are still being imposed across the world, adding pressure to economies. During a global health crisis, individuals living abroad may be wondering if it is best to return to their home country. This could potentially be impractical and even impossible, depending on...
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UK green list could include most European countries

EasyJet CEO expects Spain, Greece, France, Italy and other European countries to feature on the UK government’s travel “green list”. After months of uncertainty, the UK government has finally offered some hope on the travel horizon, and it seems that international travel for the summer holidays is full-steam ahead...
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Lockdown rules and UK vaccination programme update

As the UK economy reopens, we take a look at the latest lockdown rules for the UK and the latest vaccine developments.
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UK continues Self-Employed Aid During Coronavirus Crisis

As self employed individuals in the UK continue to navigate through the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a fifth grant available covering May – September.
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UK vaccine trial expanded, US pause J&J jab rollout

The United States temporarily suspended the rollout of the J&J vaccine after one patient died following the jab, and another is now in critical condition after being admitted to hospital with blood clots. UK’s “mix and match” COVID vaccine trial expanded and firms agree to cut COVID test costs.
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AstraZeneca vaccine use for under 30s being investigated

Latest reports indicate that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine could be more likely to cause blood clots amongst the under 30’s as the MHRA continue to investigate.
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COVID-19: Aviation sector struggling amid new travel rules

As UK travel restrictions become tighter, the aviation sector faces even further pressure, casting a shadow over its recovery in 2021.
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Airport bosses frustrated by UK Government’s international travel plans

Whilst the UK government has revealed plans to introduce a traffic light system for international travel, airport bosses are frustrated by a lack of a long-term strategy.
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Moderna vaccine being administered in the UK from mid-April

The UK's first Moderna vaccine was administered today (April 8th 2021) to a 24-year-old carer from Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, in Wales. The third vaccine rollout is a pivotal moment for Britain and in meeting the UK government's ambitious July target to inoculate the entire adult population.
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UK secures 60 million doses of Novavax vaccine

A fourth coronavirus vaccine, Novavax, found to be 89% effective against COVID-19 in UK trials. EU demand AstraZeneca to deliver vaccine from UK factories.EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claims that...